Judges 6:32
New International Version
So because Gideon broke down Baal's altar, they gave him the name Jerub-Baal that day, saying, "Let Baal contend with him."

New Living Translation
From then on Gideon was called Jerub-baal, which means “Let Baal defend himself,” because he broke down Baal’s altar.

English Standard Version
Therefore on that day Gideon was called Jerubbaal, that is to say, “Let Baal contend against him,” because he broke down his altar.

Berean Study Bible
So on that day Gideon was called Jerubbaal, that is to say, “Let Baal contend with him,” because he had torn down his altar.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore on that day he named him Jerubbaal, that is to say, "Let Baal contend against him," because he had torn down his altar.

New King James Version
Therefore on that day he called him Jerubbaal, saying, “Let Baal plead against him, because he has torn down his altar.”

King James Bible
Therefore on that day he called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal plead against him, because he hath thrown down his altar.

Christian Standard Bible
That day he was called Jerubbaal, since Joash said, "Let Baal contend with him," because he tore down his altar.

Contemporary English Version
That same day, Joash changed Gideon's name to Jerubbaal, explaining, "He tore down Baal's altar, so let Baal take revenge himself."

Good News Translation
From then on Gideon was known as Jerubbaal, because Joash said, "Let Baal defend himself; it is his altar that was torn down."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
That day, Gideon's father called him Jerubbaal, saying, "Let Baal plead his case with him," because he tore down his altar.

International Standard Version
So that very day he named Gideon Jerubbaal, that is, "Let Baal fight," since he had torn down his altar.

NET Bible
That very day Gideon's father named him Jerub-Baal, because he had said, "Let Baal fight with him, for it was his altar that was pulled down."

New Heart English Bible
Therefore on that day he named him Jerubbaal, saying, "Let Baal contend against him, because he has broken down his altar."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So that day they nicknamed Gideon "Jerubbaal" [Let Baal Defend Himself], because they said, "When someone tears down Baal's altar, let Baal defend himself."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore on that day he was called Jerubbaal, saying: 'Let Baal contend against him, because he hath broken down his altar.'

New American Standard 1977
Therefore on that day he named him Jerubbaal, that is to say, “Let Baal contend against him,” because he had torn down his altar.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, on that day he called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal contend against him because he has thrown down his altar.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore on that day he called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal plead against him, because he has thrown down his altar.

American King James Version
Therefore on that day he called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal plead against him, because he has thrown down his altar.

American Standard Version
Therefore on that day he called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal contend against him, because he hath broken down his altar.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he called it in that day Jerobaal, saying, Let Baal plead thereby, because his altar has been thrown down.

Douay-Rheims Bible
From that day Gedeon was called Jerobaal, because Joss had said: Let Baal revenge himself on him that hath cast down his altar.

Darby Bible Translation
And on that day they called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal plead with him, because he has broken down his altar.

English Revised Version
Therefore on that day he called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal plead against him, because he hath broken down his altar.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore on that day he called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal plead against him, because he hath thrown down his altar.

World English Bible
Therefore on that day he named him Jerub-Baal, saying, "Let Baal contend against him, because he has broken down his altar."

Young's Literal Translation
And he calleth him, on that day, Jerubbaal, saying, 'The Baal doth plead against him, because he hath broken down his altar.'
Study Bible
Gideon Destroys Baal's Altar
31But Joash said to all who stood against him, “Are you contending for Baal? Are you trying to save him? Whoever pleads his case will be put to death by morning! If Baal is a god, let him contend for himself if someone has torn down his altar.” 32So on that day Gideon was called Jerubbaal, that is to say, “Let Baal contend with him,” because he had torn down his altar.
Cross References
Judges 6:31
But Joash said to all who stood against him, "Are you contending for Baal? Are you trying to save him? Whoever pleads his case will be put to death by morning! If Baal is a god, let him contend for himself if someone has torn down his altar."

Judges 7:1
Early in the morning Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) and all the men with him camped beside the spring of Harod. And the camp of Midian was north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh.

Judges 8:35
They did not show kindness to the house of Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) for all the good things he had done for Israel.

1 Samuel 12:11
So the LORD sent Jerubbaal, Barak, Jephthah, and Samuel and delivered you from the hands of your enemies on every side, and you lived securely.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore on that day he called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal plead against him, because he has thrown down his altar.

Jerubbaal.

1 Samuel 12:11
And the LORD sent Jerubbaal, and Bedan, and Jephthah, and Samuel, and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies on every side, and ye dwelled safe.

2 Samuel 11:21
Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him from the wall, that he died in Thebez? why went ye nigh the wall? then say thou, Thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.

Jeremiah 11:13
For according to the number of thy cities were thy gods, O Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem have ye set up altars to that shameful thing, even altars to burn incense unto Baal.

Hosea 9:10
I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and their abominations were according as they loved.







Lexicon
So on that day
בַיּוֹם־ (ḇay·yō·wm-)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

Gideon was called
וַיִּקְרָא־ (way·yiq·rā-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

Jerubbaal,
יְרֻבַּ֣עַל (yə·rub·ba·‘al)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3378: Jerubbaal -- 'let Baal contend', a name of Gideon

that is to say,
לֵאמֹ֑ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Let Baal
הַבַּ֔עַל (hab·ba·‘al)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1168: Baal -- a heathen god

contend
יָ֤רֶב (yā·reḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7378: To toss, grapple, to wrangle, controversy, to defend

with him,”
בּוֹ֙ (bōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

because
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

he had torn down
נָתַ֖ץ (nā·ṯaṣ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5422: To pull down, break down

his altar.
מִזְבְּחֽוֹ׃ (miz·bə·ḥōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4196: An altar
(32) He called him.--Rather, people called him, he got the name of. The phrase is impersonal. (Vocatus est, Vulg.; hiess man ihn, Luther.)

Jerubbaal.--The name meant, "Let Baal strive;" but might also mean, "let it be striven with Baal," or "Baal's antagonist," and this gave the name a more ready currency. It is possible that the name may have been yet more allusive, since from the Palmyrene inscriptions it appears that there was a deity named Jaribolos (Mover's Ph?nizier, 1:434). If in 2Samuel 11:21 we find the name Jerubbesheth, this is only due to the fondness of the Jews for avoiding the names of idols, and changing them into terms of insult. It was thus that they literally interpreted the law of Exodus 23:13 (comp. Joshua 23:7). It was a part of that contumelia numinum with which the ancients charged them (Plin. xiii. 9). I have adduced other instances in Language and Languages, p. 232. (Longmans.) Bosheth means "shame," i.e., "that shameful thing," and was a term of scorn for Baal (Hosea 9:10; Jeremiah 11:13). We have two other instances of this change in the case of the sons of Saul. Whether from a faithless syncretism, or a tendency to downright apostasy, he called one of his sons Esh-baal, i.e., "man of Baal," and another Merib-baal (1Chronicles 8:33-34); but the Jews angrily and contemptuously changed these names into Ishbosheth and Mephibosheth (2Samuel 2:10; 2Samuel 4:4). Ewald, however, and others have conjectured that both Baal and Bosheth may, at one time, have had more harmless associations (see especially 2Samuel 5:20), and it appears that there was a Baal among the ancestors of Saul (1Chronicles 8:30). The LXX. write the name Hierobalos; and Eusebius (Praep. Evang. i. 9), quoting from Philo Byblius, tells us that a Gentile historian named Sanchoniatho, of Berytus, whom he praises for his accuracy in Jewish history and geography, had received assistance "from Hierombalos, the priest of the god Iao." Some have supposed that this is an allusion to Gideon, under the name Jerubbaal.

Verse 32. - Jerubbaal, i.e. Jarov Baal, let Baal plead. In Judges 7:1; Judges 8:29, 35; Judges 9:1, etc., Jerubbaal is used as the synonym of Gideon, just as in English history Coeur de Lion is used as a synonym for Richard. The name Jerubbaal appears as Jerubbesheth; besheth or bosheth, meaning shame, i.e. a shameful idol, being substituted for Baal, as in the name Ishbosheth, for Eshbaal (see 2 Samuel 2:8; 1 Chronicles 8:33).

CHAPTER 6:33-40 6:25-32 See the power of God's grace, that he could raise up a reformer; and the kindness of his grace, that he would raise up a deliverer, out of the family of a leader in idolatry. Gideon must not think it enough not to worship at that altar; he must throw it down, and offer sacrifice on another. It was needful he should make peace with God, before he made war on Midian. Till sin be pardoned through the great Sacrifice, no good is to be expected. God, who has all hearts in his hands, influenced Joash to appear for his son against the advocates for Baal, though he had joined formerly in the worship of Baal. Let us do our duty, and trust God with our safety. Here is a challenge to Baal, to do either good or evil; the result convinced his worshippers of their folly, in praying to one to help them that could not avenge himself.
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